December 15, 2010 | 10:08am
Hey -- it's still legal to dream. This winter, not only are friends back West gloating over their strains of Sour Diesel and AK-47, the legal pot dispensaries are also baking up cookies -- chronic cookies, that is.
Yeah. Talk about leaving Santa a little surprise snack when he comes down the chimney. He'll get so stoned he'll lose the keys to the sleigh.
For instance, let's say you live out there in California. Green Ticket Bakery
says "give the gift of compassion this holiday season." You can buy two cookies and a medicated chocolate in a Christmas stocking for $20 -- these are pricey cookies -- all the way up to two and a half dozen for $225.
That'll be a Christmas party to remember. Or not. The compassionate bakery advises customers not to make plans after snacking.
If you're celebrating the solstice in the shadow of Pike's Peak, Acme Smoke
in Colorado Springs is offering a special "holiday tincture:" egg nog and pumpkin spice. That flavorful essence can be added to any food or drink.
Up in Washington State, where pot-peppermint bark is sold this time of year, the Bizzee Bee Medical Group is also selling Holiday Peanut Butter Hash Oil Brownies (right).
Doesn't that sound like something you'd want while listing to "Feliz Navidad" for the 600th time? Seems downright compassionate.
Up in Michigan, they're dancing in Lansing, visions of "medibles" in their heads. Green for Life has some crazy pot-laced Christmas treats, including 11 varieties of cookies, peanut brittle, white Christmas cake, peppermint taffy, ginger-cranberry pinwheels, and something called Grandma's Christmas Fudge.
What if you're not in the mood for food, and you just want to break into the buds straightaway? If you can afford $20 a gram
, you may want to look into obtaining some Christmas Kush
. It sounds nice. Extra-compassionate (see photo). We'll let the folks at The Fresh Scent explain it better:
"Santa must have dropped some extra THC down the chimney because Christmas Kush is sticky-dusted with crystals. First hit is almost guaranteed to make you cough, it feels like getting punched in the chest. The high hits you ridiculously quickly, if not by the 1st hit, you'll feel it on the 2nd. It spreads almost exactly the way it enters the body, basically getting whatever it touches immediately high - first the face, then into your chest, then dispersed to the rest of the body - 10 to 15 minutes after smoking, your whole body is lit up."
Clearly, we live in a state where compassion and contraband go hand in hand.